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Remembering the March

January 1, 2021

On August 28, 1963, people poured into Washington, D.C. They came for a special event. It was called the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. It drew about 250,000 people. They wanted the United States government to pass new…

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A New Statue

January 10, 2020

December 1, 1955, was a major moment in civil rights history. Rosa Parks refused to give her seat on a bus to a white passenger. It was in a part of the bus set aside for white people. This was…

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Changing Times

November 29, 2019

Ancient Times Rome is an ancient city in Italy. For more than 500 years, it was the center of a great empire. The city’s wealth and power can be seen in monuments that are still standing. One of the grandest…

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Pieces of the Past

November 29, 2019

What was life like in ancient Rome? In many ways, it was like our life today. We can tell from the objects that have survived. Take a look at these everyday items. They were discovered by archaeologists. What do they…

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Ben's Big Adventure

December 7, 2018

Benjamin Franklin is a key figure in American history. Now we can learn what he might have been like as a teenager. Gen-Z Media has created a podcast. It’s called Young Ben Franklin. Listeners meet a fictional 14-year-old Ben. They…

Science

Fossil Find

October 26, 2018

Scientists have made a discovery about a 500 million–year-old fossil. A new study shows it was formed by an animal. It was one of the earliest creatures on Earth. The first fossil of this kind was described in 1947. The…

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Mummies Revealed

October 5, 2018

Meet the Gilded Lady. She lived in Egypt about 2,000 years ago. Scientists say she probably died of lung disease. They think she was in her 40s. How do scientists know so much? They looked into the case in which…

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Painting History

March 23, 2018

President Barack Obama left office in January 2017. Before he did, he chose artist Kehinde Wiley to paint his official portrait. First Lady Michelle Obama picked Amy Sherald to paint hers. Wiley and Sherald made history. They are the…

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Pictures of 2017

December 29, 2017

What will you remember about 2017? It was an action-packed 12 months. The year had its highs and lows. Big and small events led to moments of sadness and joy. Now 2018 is under way. But let’s pause to look…

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The Lost City

November 14, 2017

Pompeii was a busy city in what is now Italy. Then, one day, it was gone. That was almost 2,000 years ago. In 79 A.D., Mount Vesuvius erupted. People in Pompeii raced to the sea to escape. The Roman city…

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